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The Seat Toledo was the first Seat which was completely made under the flag of the Volkswagen AG-group. Although four generations were introduced to the market, none of the models was the success that was hoped for. Do you have a Seat Toledo with window damage and do you need a windscreen replacement for your Seat Toledo? You can replace it yourself or outsource the work. Whatever you choose: an after market windscreen for a Seat Toledo is an attractive choice. We would like to explain about the how and why after we have discussed the history of this model. Why is it that the Seat Toledo never really got off the ground?
Seat tried to maintain its image as a manufacturer for all people, especially the younger generation, but did not succeed in making models that fitted in with this. It was ultimately Volkswagen that had to bring the rescue. It became a long road of renewal, renovation and investments that ran into billions of euros. The Seat Toledo became the first model that was made under the strong shoulders of Volkswagen. However, it did not help, because the image of Seat remained dusty. Nevertheless, the Seat Toledo was the beginning of the turnaround since from this the Seat Leon would be further developed.
Yet the problems at Seat lasted longer than expected. From time to time the models simply leaned too heavily on the Volkswagen counterparts. The Seat Inca was for example a copy of the Volkswagen Caddy and the Seat Alhambra is not much more than the stripped down Volkswagen Sharan, just like the Seat Arosa and the Volkswagen Lupo have more similarities than differences. Seat wants to reduce the sporty character of the cars in the offer, but has to do with a management that imposes certain models on Seat that have to be made and sold. Making the models is not the problem, selling is where the problems arise for the Spanish car manufacturer and that became clear again and again until the more recent models developed and produced by Seat for the European market.
Thé Seat Toledo does not exist. There are four generations and a facelift and all models have different characteristics which makes them different from each other. The similarity between all models is that they are not made in Spain. The Seat Toledo models come from the factories of Skoda in the Czech Republic. Another agreement is that these models never became real sales successes, unlike models from the Seat Leon and Seat Ibiza line.
The second generation of the Seat Toledo was launched in 1999 and was a direct competitor to other Volkswagen models, including the Skoda Octavia and the Volkswagen Bora. The dashboard of this Seat Toledo was derived from the dashboard of the Audi A3. The second generation of the Toledo would be the ultimate precursor of the Seat Leon, a model that scored considerably better on the European market.
The third generation of the Seat Toledo is one of the most discussed variants of the Toledo, but not in a positive sense. Seat seemed to be moving towards an MPV model with the third generation, but the design appealed to few Europeans. The 500 litre luggage space was a strong point of sale, but the design was too similar to the Seat Altea and the success was not forthcoming. The third generation of the Seat Toledo was not followed by a facelift, but by another type, the Seat Exeo.
The low sales numbers of the Seat Toledo make it difficult to find original parts when something breaks on your car. However, if you look at the after market, it is immediately clear that many products respond to parts for the various models in the VW group's portfolio. This also applies to the people who have automotive glass damage. The side windows and the rear window of a Seat Toledo are made of tempered glass. When this is smashed in or hit by a hard object, the glass is shattered into thousands of pieces. You can order an after market side or rear window for your Seat Toledo directly from us.
If it is the windscreen that is damaged, you can often still repair the car window. In that case it should not be more than an asterisk of about two centimetres. If it is a larger crack or there is much more damage to the windscreen, the car window must be replaced. A Seat Toledo windscreen replacement can be much cheaper than most people think. A windscreen for a Seat Toledo from a brand dealer with a brand logo costs much more than an after market windscreen that is made in exactly the same factory and has exactly the same properties. Apart from the brand logo, and that's where you save on costs. An overview of a few different after market windscreens:
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from 1995 to 1999
from 1999 to 2005
from 2004 to 2009
from 2012 to 2018
If you have enough space, time and possibly someone who can help you with the windscreen replacement of your Seat Toledo, you can only order the car window from us (including possible clips) without installation. Do you not have enough time or space or do you not know exactly how to replace the windscreen of your Seat Toledo? Then you can order the new windscreen for your Seat Toledo including installation. You can indicate all this during the easy ordering process. Within a few minutes you have ordered a new Seat Toledo windscreen and within one to three working days it is also delivered to you! This way the windscreen replacement of your Seat Toledo is made very easy. If you have any questions, you can always contact us.